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Thursday, May 12 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hygge: Designing Trust, Wellness and Stewardship
Track: International Focus

To live well and to create spaces that support life, we must understand what it means to feel “at home” in the world. The Danish concept of hygge (from a Norwegian verb meaning “to console, to encourage”) embodies several themes essential to the act of dwelling: trust, security, comfort, agency, belonging, equality, ritual. Hygge serves as an engaging lens through which to imagine architecture’s potential positive impacts on the social, emotional, and psychological aspects of well-being as well as indicating environmental behaviors that support cultural sustainability and stewardship. This session will be an encouraging, intimate exchange; an exploration of how the subtle ways that we nourish ourselves can also inform design that fosters complete wellness and community.

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Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Preston

Jennifer Preston

Sustainable Design Director, BKSK Architects
Jennifer Preston leads the development of sustainable architectural solutions fostering wellness. As sustainable design director at BKSK Architects her priority is cooperative process. She integrates research with practice, attending to everything from specification and rating systems to building science, design simulation, and beauty. A research director at Columbia University’s school of architecture, she explores the transformation of... Read More →
avatar for Tristan Roberts

Tristan Roberts

Executive Editor & Publisher, BuildingGreen, Inc.
In addition to his role at BuildingGreen, Inc. as Executive Editor and Publisher, Tristan Roberts is a guest researcher at Stanford University. He’s a little obsessive about connecting practitioners with tools so that their work can thrive environmentally, socially, and economically. Tristan is a longtime author of in-depth articles on BuildingGreen.com and is a daily presence on LEEDuser.com. He is often called... Read More →
avatar for James Wilson

James Wilson

Design Research + Philosophy, BKSK Architects
James Wilson is an architectural researcher and philosopher at BKSK Architects in New York City, where he is currently engaged in the integration of parallel environmental analyses and social science research into the firm's design process. Independently, his current research interests are focused on ethnographic and embodied forms of design research and education. He has recently been engaged in a research project as the 2014 George G... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Westin: Mercer / Denny